The Samuel H. Johnson Summer Study Skills Program (SSSP) Foundation Inc. provides enriching educational opportunities to high school and college students by giving summer scholarships to prepare them for higher learning.
Samuel H. Johnson was a consummate educator. Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1916, he dedicated his life to helping underprivileged college bound students attain educational enrichment and financial support needed to attend four-year colleges. Mr. Johnson founded the Summer Study Skills Program (SSSP), a six-week academic enrichment program held first at Boggs Academy, Keysville, Georgia in 1961. Over 500 youth participated in the first program as 10th or 11th graders and later matriculated in colleges throughout the country.
Currently scholarships are awarded to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Applicants are reviewed with a preference for students with higher grade point averages. Scholarship recipients are referred to us through the Mellon-Mayes Foundation.